Published on theMusic.com.au, Jul 2016
Following news earlier this week that iconic SA venue HQ would be demolished next year, they have revealed plans to reopen at a purposely built space on Hindley Street.
After 25 years on North Terrace, the land the building sits on was sold and will be cleared for development in January, but HQ regulars and musicians won’t have to wait long before the venue reopens in the thick of the state’s entertainment precinct, with general manager Stephen Rose telling The Music they anticipate a March opening.
“There’s going to be a total demolition of an old building and we’re developing from the ground-up and building a three-story, bar, restaurant and nightclub,” Stephen said.
“We certainly want to keep the live music aspect going. We’re up to about 52 bands a year at the moment, so we’d like to push that to a few more.”
With building approval acquired and a new liquor licence application in the works, the new space will have a 2,200 capacity.
“There’s a market for a super club again in Hindley Street. We think it’ll do much better being on the entertainment strip rather than being a destination.”
HQ’s North Terrace lease expires in January, with the venue announcing a final gig earlier this week.
For all upcoming HQ events, head to the theGuide.